By Suburban Life Media
Camping fun is as close as the western suburbs. (Photo provided by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County)

Families can experience all the fun of camping out without taxing the gas tank, thanks to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s  Blackwell Family Campground in Warrenville.

The site is open Friday and Saturday nights through Sept. 29, and Sunday night, Sept. 1.

The suburban campground offers 64 sites with electricity, some for trailers or motor homes. Each has a fire ring and picnic table and can hold eight people, two tents and one vehicle. Showers, restrooms and water pumps are available.

Added perks
Free nature activities are offered campers most weekends.

The nightly fee is $20 per site for DuPage County residents, and $30 for nonresidents.

Reservations are recommended. Visit and click “Things to Do” and “Recreational Activities” or call 630-933-7248 weekdays.